Should We Have Sympathy for Struggling Americans?

Monday, July 12, 2010 at 03:00 PM

On average, Americans who work in the private sector are struggling financially. Millions are unemployed and the rest may be looking at an additional decade of toil before they can retire (since their houses and 401ks are worth so much less). Should we feel sorry for these folks in the same way that we might feel sympathy for Zimbabweans or other victims of an incompetent government?